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Pink Pincushion Hydrangea*

Hydrangea arborescens 'Pink Pincushion'

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Pink Pincushion Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Pink Pincushion') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Pink Pincushion Hydrangea flowers

Pink Pincushion Hydrangea flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

This selection features soft pink tones that progress to lovely creamy whites; flowers are pink in bud opening to a creamy white tuft; best if treated like a perennial and pruned to a few inches from the ground in spring, blooms on new growth

Ornamental Features

Pink Pincushion Hydrangea features bold clusters of white flowers with pink overtones at the ends of the branches from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The serrated oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Pink Pincushion Hydrangea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its strikingly bold and coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced landscape composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pink Pincushion Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Pink Pincushion Hydrangea will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features